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$1000 Santa Paws

Posted on: November 21st, 2023 by brent

1000 Santa It’s Christmas Shopping that pays! Cat Country and Santa Paws will be giving one lucky shopper $1000 before Christmas just by going to these local businesses.

  • Jonathan’s Flooring at 9320 N Palafox St, 32534 (only one entry per person)
  • World Ford at 397 Pensacola Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32505 (only one entry per person)
  • Pensacola Motor Sports at 618 N New Warrington Rd, Pensacola, FL 32506 (only one entry per person).
  • Derrel’s Sewing at 6705 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32503, (only one entry per person)
  • David’s Catfish Pensacola at 131 N New Warrington Rd, Pensacola, FL 32506 (only one entry per person.
  • David’s Catfish Milton at 5129 Dogwood Dr, Milton, FL 32570, (only one entry per person)

Find Santa Paws inside the store and Scan the QR Code with your phone to register. It’s that easy. It’s Shopping that pays with $1000 Santa with Cat Country 98.7 and Santa Paws!!


See the rules: rules-1000 santa 2023

Christmas Wishes

Posted on: November 20th, 2023 by brent

Christmas Wish

Cat Country 98.7 Christmas Wishes is open. What’s your Christmas Wish?

    Select your Wish Type

    Your Full Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Home Phone

    Cell Phone





    Tell us about your Christmas Wish (give us as much detail as possible: Names, sizes, needs etc.)

    FAQs about Christmas Wishes

    Christmas Wishes started 17 years ago and has grown into a “Pay It Forward” Christmas inspiration.  You can wish for what ever you want.  Our Christmas Wish Committee will review each wish and try to match wishes with granters.

    Q. Are all wishes granted?

    A. No…  we get over a 1000 wishes every year…  We try to match up as many wishes as we can.

    Q. Is it a contest?

    A. No.  Any wish is possible… we try to connect wishes and donors.

    Q. How does the money from Miracle on Palafox help?

    A. The money from Miracle on Palafox all goes through the  The United Way of West Florida for Toy Wishes. 

    Q. Can I submit a wish in person?

    A. You can submit a wish by submitting a written letter at the front desk of the radio station. We do not take any wish over the phone.  All wishes must be submitted in writing.

    Rock the Country Concert – Mobile – June 21 and 22

    Posted on: November 13th, 2023 by brent

    rock the country

    Get tickets at


    Mobile, AL – June 21 & 22 at The Grounds

    Presale: Thursday, November 16 10a-10p local
    (can sign up for the presale at

    On-Sale: Friday, November 17 @ 10AM Local

    Jason Aldean and Kid Rock will headline:

    Mobile, AL












    Listen to Win Cordova Mall A Day Cash

    Posted on: November 12th, 2023 by brent

    Cordova Mall A Day
Santa is coming to Cordova Mall and you can Win $50 Cordova Mall-A-Day Cash.  Listen each weekday morning at 7:20 for Brent and Mel to give you the Cordova Mall-A-Day Winning Hours. When you hear the Cue to Call be the 9th caller. You will score $50 in Cordova Mall-A-Day Cash and will be qualified for a New Years Eve Fly Away to see Parker McCollum in Ft. Worth.


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    Parker McCollum – The Wharf – July 19

    Posted on: October 18th, 2023 by brent



    It’s another Cat Country Big Show… Parker McCollum with Cory Kent.



    Last Prize Standing 2023 Winner Announced

    Posted on: October 13th, 2023 by brent

    CONGRATS TO Christina Rasler from Milton!  She made it to the end and made 5000 $1 Scratch Offs the LAST PRIZE STANDING!

    Christina Rasler Wins


    LAST PRIZE STANDING 2023 Presented by Fishbein Orthodontics has it’s final 2 Prizes…  

    5000 $1 Dollar Lottery Tickets or a $5000 Lowes Card

    The drawdown will be on Sunday, October 22 for check in at 12noon and the drawdown begins promptly at 1p at on location at Connell and Company, 2107 Airport Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32504
    Google Map:

    Will Maybin

    It started with  trips, Cash, Concert Tickets, Coins, Mystery Concerts, and Pets.  There are 102 prizes on the board.  There can only be 2 at the end… To qualify to be in the drawdown for 1 of the last 2 prizes, you have to take a prize off the board. Listen at 9, 11, 1, 3 and 5 for a Text Keyword.  You will have 10 minutes to Text it in.  Then keep your phone close.  We will call someone in 10 minutes to pull 1 off the board. 

    Final Grid

    Here are the prizes:

    1:         $5000 Check from Cat Country 98.7

    2:         $5000 towards your next Car, Truck or Boat at an approved Cat Country Vendor (AVR: $5000)

    3:         5,000 Taquitos Delivered on a mutually agreeable Date. (approximate retail value (“ARV”): $5,000

    4:         2 Tickets to the Saints – Every 2024 Regular Season Home GAME and up to $3000 in Saints Gear (ticket value varies and over all package not to exceed $5000 including taxes and fees)  (AVR up to: $5000)

    5:         Man Cave set up including arcade game, bar, 60 inch LED TV, surround sound, and tacky ‘man cave’ sign with your name (ARV: up to $4000)

    6:         $5,000 Shopping Spree at the Marcus Pointe Thrift Store

    7:         Brent Lane will officiate your wedding (ARV: $1000)

    8:         Pair of tickets to the SEC Championship Game plus $1000 in Game Gear (AVR up to $5000)

    9:         A $5000 Savings Account at a Cat Country approved Credit Union (ARV: $5000)

    10:       Invisalign or Braces from Fishbein Orthodontics (ARV: $6000)

    11:       A Man Shed from Florida’s Finest Structures (ARV: $5000)

    12:       Arcade Game / Wine  Cabinet (ARV: $3,000)

    13:       Gracie the Intern watches your pets for a weekend and treats them to their own VIP Beach Day with lunch  and grooming  and a limo  and a catered tent area at Pcola Beach Pet Beach (ARV: up to $3,000)

    14:       A Year of Beer from Lewis Bear (Must be 21) (ARV: $5,000)

    15:       $5000 worth of Gold Coins from Emerald Coast Coins (ARV $5,000)

    16:       Crawfish Boil for you and 99 Friends (ARV: $5000)

    17:       You can appear in a Tiktok with Gracie the Intern and learn how to edit video (up to 2 hours of lessons) (ARV: $3000)

    18:       Full Fall & Spring Garden set -up, Includes Plants and Accessories and Expert Advise from Barnes Feed Store (ARV: $5,000)

    19:       Private dinner/meal at your home for up to 6 people each month for a year with a professional chef (ARV: $5,000)

    20:       1 TONS of Goldfish Crackers from Fishbein Orthodontics (ARV: $5,000)

    21:       Dance lessons with Mel McCrae, you will learn to be a pro at the Boot Scoot and Boogie (up to 5 lessons) (ARV: up to $2,000)

    22:       Gardall 10 sq. ft. Gun Safe, includes installation.  (ARV: $4000)

    23:       A Hit Song Writer writes you a song, we play it once on Cat Country 987 (ARV: up to $5,000)

    24:       Personal Water Craft from Facebook Marketplace (ARV:  $5000)

    25:       Brent, MEL and Big Moose DJ the wedding of your choice in Escambia or Santa Rosa County  (ARV: up to $5,000)

    26:       A Preowned “Mystery Car” (ARV: up to $5,000)

    27:       GIGI’s Boutique and Eats Shopping Spree (ARV: $5000)

    28:       4-Season Tickets, 4-Game Jerseys and Ice Flyers promotional items (ARV up to: $5000) 

    29:       Home Make Over from Jonathan’s Flooring (ARV up to: 5000)

    30:       A Mission Trip for two through Score International…  Where do you want to help? (ARV: Up to $5000)

    31:       Donations to all of your kids’ school fundraising causes for their remaining grade school years (up to $5,000)

    32:       Amazon Prime Membership, and Alexa Personal Assistant and $4,000 Amazon Credit. (AVR: $4,500)

    33:       Christmas bills paid up to $3,000 and two round trip coach tickets from the continental United States to Pensacola for a family to visit (ARV up to: $5,000)

    34:       $5000 down payment on your new vehicle (ARV Up to: $ 5000)

    35:       A Hunting Trip with Cat Country 98.7 Sales Manager Jeff Wayne to his secret camp (ARV: $3,000)

    36:       The Pensacola Beach “Blues at the Beach” Show Tent placement and guarded and $2000 in Spending Money for Blues on the Beach Weekend (ARV: up to $2,040)

    37:       Brand new riding mower, weed eater and trimmer, and your first mow provided by Brent and Mel (Lawn mowed up to 1 acre) (ARV: $4,000)

    38:         ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­$5000 worth of Road Trip treats at Buc-ee’s (ARV: $5000)

    39:       10 Guitar Lessons with Jordan Glass (ARV: $1000)

    40:       A two-week RV rental for a family bonding trip with $1,000 gas card (ARV up to: $5,000)

    41:       A $5000 Lowes Card from Will Maybin, realtor Connell & Company (ARV: $5000)

    42:       A new tool shed at an approved Cat Country Vendor (ARV: up to $5,000)

    43:        .79 Polar Pops every day for a year and a $500.00 Gas Card (ARV: $1000)

    44:       Apple Time:  Apple Watch, iPhone X, and MacBook (ARV: up to $5,000)

    45:       3 day Las Vegas Trip for 2 (Airfare and Hotel) and $1000 in cash to wager (ARV: Up to $5000)

    46:      Royal Carribean 7-day, 6-night cruise for 2 to and $1000 Ships Credit from Dan Stewart PA (ARV: Up to $5,000)

    47:       Local Hotel and Casino Stay – 4 Day/ 4 Night Junior Suite, Two tickets to any one show, Dinner for two at the buffet, Spa for two and $2000 in wagering Cash (ARV up to: $5,000)

    48:       The Smoky Mountain Experience.  5 Nights, tickets to a Dollywood, a dinner show, Cades Cove, River Rafting, and Ober Gatlinburg and $1000 In Spending Cash (ARV: up to $5000)

    49:    Season Passes for 2 at a fun park for 4 years (AVR: up to $5000)

    50:       Cat Country Show Pass – A pair of tickets to every 2024 country concert Cat Country 98.7 is part of (ARV: up to $5,000)

    51:       Cat-Five Hurricane Fabric Protective Window Coverings for you home (ARV: $5,000)

    52:       $5,000 Shopping Spree at a Cat Country Approved Jeweler (ARV: $5,000)

    53:       Party with a Rhino with 10 of your friends at the Gulf Breeze Zoo including 10 adult tickets, 10 Giraffe encounter tickets, 10 Rhino encounter tickets, 10 Albino alligator encounter tickets, 10 Hippo encounter tickets, 10 Galapagos encounter tickets and 10 Sloth encounter tickets (ARV: $2,300)

    54:      $5000 Visa Gift Card FFS Roofing & Construction (ARV: $5,000)

    55:       The Cat makes your car payment for a year (up to $5,000) (ARV: up to $5,000) (if you do not have a car, you will receive a check in the amount of $5,000 instead)

    56:    A She Shed from Florida’s Finest Structures (ARV: $5000)

    57:       Pay off Student Loans, up to $5,000 (ARV: $5,000) (if you do not have student loans, you will receive a check in the amount of $5,000 instead)

    58:       a day of kayaking and a night of camping at Blackwater River with Jordan Glass and YOU KEEP THE CAMPING EQUIPMENT ($500) (ARV: $1,000)

    59:       The adopted Pet of your choice from the Hotel for Cats and Dogs, with toys, a years worth of food, first year of vet visits and a $3000 donation back to Hotel for Cats and Dogs (ARV: $4500)

    60:    Mattress Set with Powerbase of your Choice from the Sleep Center  (ARV: $4999)

    61:       A private air-conditioned port-a-john for 4 events in one year (best seats in the house) from Cat Country 98.7 approved vender (ARV up to: $5,000)

    62:       5,000 – $1 scratch off lottery tickets (ARV: $5,000)

    63:     $5000 towards a new Roof from FFS Roofing & Construction  (ARV: $5000)

    64:    “Jelly of the Month Club” for you and 4 Friends for 1 year. (ARV up to: $5,000)

    65:       $5,000 Walmart Gift Card (ARV: $5,000)

    66:       5 Day Norwegian Cruise Vacation for 2 in a Suite with $1000 in Ships Credit. (ARV up to: $5,000)

    67:       A new sun room from Cat Country 98.7 approved vendor (up to $5,000)

    68:       90 minute deep tissue massage every other week for a year (ARV up to:  $5,000) 

    69:       A/C Replacement from an approved Cat Country Vendor (ARV up to: $5,000)

    70:       $5,000 Shopping Spree at Winn-Dixie (ARV: $5,000)

    71:       Baby Lock Aerial Sewing & Embroidery Machine from Derrel’s Sewing and 100 yards of fabric (ARV: $5,000)

    72:       $5000 shopping spree at the Pensacola Interstate Fair (ARV: $5,000)

    73:       Your taxes paid up to $5,000 (If taxes are less than $5,000 owed, you’ll receive a check for the difference)

    74:       $2000 in UWF or PSC College Gear (ARV: up to $2,000) 

    75:       Photography Lessons with Dustin Williams Photography and a 30 X 40 Metal Pensacola Beach Milky Way Pic of your choice, plus 5 Hours of Lessons and chance shoot Miracle on Palafox with Dustin (ARV: $2,500)

    76:       A $5,000 Christmas Decoration Overhaul (ARV: $5,000)

    77:       $5000 in Rent… We pay your rent (ARV: $5000)

    78:       Mystery Concert #3 with Hotel and Airfare (AVR up to: $5000)

    79:       $5000 in Skin Care Services from a Cat Country 98.7 Approved Vendor (ARV: $5,000)

    80:       The latest Smart Phone (bought out) and a credit of $2500 for service (ARV: Up to $4500)

    81:       Dinner for 2 at the fanciest restaurant in Pensacola including Tip… Plus we buy 3000 meals for your hungry Neighbors at Manna Food Pantries  (ARV: $5000)

    82:       $100 Cash Each Week for the Rest of the Year (ARV: $1000)

    83:     A Hot Tub filled with the Frozen Custard of the Day from Culvers  (ARV: Up to $5000)

    84:       One Travel Trip for two from the Groupon Deal of Your Choice (ARV: Up to $5000)

    85:          Movie tickets for you and 3 of your friends every week for a year plus 4 popcorn buckets at the The Ridge or The Breeze Cinemas ($2200)

    86:       Mystery Trip to a Concert #1 with Hotel and Airfare. (ARV: $3000)

    87:       His and Hers firearms at a Cat Country approved Vendor (ARV: $4000)

    88:       The Ultimate Couch Potato Prize: 70” TV, Sound and Recliner with a fully stocked beer fridge (ARV Up to: $4000)

    89:     Babylock Bloom Sewing and Embroidery machine AND an Aussie 2 sewing machine cabinet from Derrel’s Sewing of Pensacola (AVR: $5000)

    90:       A Night at McGuires to Kiss the Moose with Big Moose for you and 20 Friends… Drinks included (ARV: $2000)

    91:       Chick-Fil-A Catered Party for up to 250 at an undisclosed location with a special Country Music guest appearance. (ARV: Up to $5000)

    92:       Mystery Concert Experience #2, Air and Hotel (ARV: $4000)

    93:       Flooring Make Over from Howard Young Flooring (ARV: Up To $5000)

    94:       20 Years of Netflix or Disney Plus (AVR: $3597.00)

    95:       Mentoring from radio station owner Dave Hoxeng  (ARV: $3000)

    96:      450,000 Pennies in a Bucket (ARV: $5000)

    97:     $4000 to the Charity of your choice… $1000 for you. (AVR Up to: 5000)

    98:       A Lip Sync Battle with a National Country Artist (ARV: $2000)

    99:       4 Super Fan Passes to Spring Jam 2024 – with $1000 to spend (ARV $1500)

    100:     The Gift of Saenger… Every Show you can see for under $5000 (ARV up to $5000)

    101:     $5000 worth of Concert tickets to the Wharf (ARV: $5000)

    102:    Backyard Burger Party for 100 people from Culvers (ARV: up to $5000)


    57th CMA Nominations include Cat Country 98 7

    Posted on: September 7th, 2023 by brent
    57th CMA Awards Nominations
    cmaawards57.jpgNominees in all categories for the 57th Annual CMA Awards are below. Winners will be honored Nov. 8 in and around the live ABC telecast.

    Radio Station

    Small Market

    • KCLR/Columbia, MO
    • WBYT/South Bend, IN
    • WKML/Fayetteville, NC
    • WXBQ/Johnson City, TN
    • WYCT/Pensacola, FL


    • Luke Combs
    • Chris Stapleton
    • Carrie Underwood
    • Morgan Wallen 
    • Lainey Wilson


    • Kelsea Ballerini
    • Miranda Lambert
    • Ashley McBryde
    • Carly Pearce
    • Lainey Wilson


    • Luke Combs
    • Jelly Roll
    • Cody Johnson
    • Chris Stapleton
    • Morgan Wallen


    • Lady A 
    • Little Big Town  
    • Midland  
    • Old Dominion   
    • Zac Brown Band


    • Brooks & Dunn  
    • Brothers Osborne  
    • Dan + Shay   
    • Maddie & Tae
    • The War And Treaty


    • “Fast Car”; Luke Combs; Producer: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathon Singleton; Mix Engineer: Chip Matthews
    • “Heart Like A Truck”; Lainey Wilson; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
    • “Need A Favor”; Jelly Roll; Producer: Austin Nivarel; Mix Engineer: Jeff Braun
    • “Next Thing You Know”; Jordan Davis; Producer: Paul DiGiovanni; Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
    • “Wait In The Truck”; Hardy f/Lainey Wilson; Producers: Hardy, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Derek Wells; Mix Engineer: Joey Moi


    • Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville; Producers: John Osborne, John Peets; Mix Engineers: Gena Johnson, John Osborne
    • Bell Bottom Country; Lainey Wilson; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
    • Gettin’ Old; Luke Combs; Producers Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton; Mix Engineers: Michael H. Brauer, Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews
    • One Thing At A Time; Morgan Wallen Producers: Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Joey Moi, Cameron Montgomery Mix Engineers: Josh Ditty, Joey Moi, Eivind Nordland
    • Rolling Up the Welcome Mat; Kelsea Ballerini Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Alysa Vanderheym; Mix Engineers: Dan Grech-Marguerat, Alysa Vanderheym


    • “Fast Car”; Songwriter: Tracy Chapman
    • “Heart Like A Truck”; Songwriters: Trannie Anderson, Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson
    • “Next Thing You Know”; Songwriters: Jordan Davis, Greylan James, Chase McGill, Josh Osborne
    • “Tennessee Orange”; Songwriters: David Fanning, Paul Jenkins, Megan Moroney, Ben Williams
    • “Wait In The Truck”; Songwriters: Renee Blair, Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt


    • “Save Me”; Jelly Roll w/Lainey Wilson; Producers: Zach Crowell, David Ray Stevens
    • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina (Remix)” Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina; Producer: Zach Crowell
    • “Thank God”; Kane Brown w/Katelyn Brown; Producer: Dann Huff
    • “Wait In The Truck”; Hardy f/Lainey Wilson; Producers: Hardy, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Derek Wells
    • “We Don’t Fight Anymore”; Carly Pearce f/Chris Stapleton; Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Carly Pearce


    • Jenee Fleenor
    • Paul Franklin
    • Rob McNelley
    • Derek Wells
    • Charlie Worsham


    • “Light On In The Kitchen”; Ashley McBryde; Director: Reid Long
    • “Memory Lane”; Old Dominion; Directors: Mason Allen, Nicki Fletcher
    • “Need A Favor”; Jelly Roll; Director: Patrick Tohill
    • “Next Thing You Know”; Jordan Davis; Director: Running Bear
    • “Wait In The Truck”; Hardy f/Lainey Wilson; Director: Justin Clough

    New Artist

    • Zach Bryan
    • Jelly Roll
    • Parker McCollum
    • Megan Moroney
    • Hailey Whitters

    Download the APP – Register to Win $500

    Posted on: July 29th, 2023 by brent

    The new Cat Country 98.7 App is ready!  You could win $500.

    Download your App Here:

    App StoreGoogle App

    Redesigned and your Control Center for Music. Get alerts when songs you want to hear are on.  Let us know what you think… You can vote Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down.  Flash Contests mean more ways to win… Tickets, Fly Aways and $500 a month just for using the App.  

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    Hurricane Checklist

    Posted on: May 30th, 2023 by brent

    1. Charge any device that provides light. Laptops, tablets, cameras, video cameras, and old phones. Old cell phones can still used for dialing 911. Charge external battery back ups.

    2. Wash all trash cans, big and small, and fill with water for flushing toilets. Line outdoor trash cans with trash bags, fill with water and store in the garage. Add bleach to sterilize.

    3. Fill every tub and sink with water. Cover sinks with Saran Wrap to keep it from collecting dust. Fill washing machine and leave lid up to store water.

    4. Fill old empty water bottles and other containers with water and keep near sinks for washing hands.

    5. Fill every Tupperware with water and store in freezer. These will help keep food cold longer and serve as a back up water supply.

    6. Fill drinking cups with water and cover with Saran Wrap. Store as many as possible in fridge. The rest you can store on the counter and use first before any water bottles are opened. Ice is impossible to find after the storm.

    7. Reserve fridge space for storing tap water and keep the sealed water bottles on the counter.

    8. Cook any meats in advance and other perishable foods. You can freeze cooked food. Hard boil eggs for snacks for first day without power.

    9. Be well hydrated before the storm hits and avoid salty foods that make you dehydrated.

    10. Wash all dirty clothes and bed sheets. Anything dirty will smell without the A/C, you may need the items, and with no A/C, you’ll be sweating a lot. You’re going to want clean sheets.

    11. Toss out any expiring food, clean cat litter boxes, empty all trash cans in the house, including bathrooms. Remove anything that will cause an odor when the A/C is off. If you don’t have a trash day pickup before the storm, find a dumpster.

    12. Bring in any yard decor, secure anything that will fly around, secure gates, bring in hoses, potted plants, etc. Bring in patio furniture and grills.

    13. Clean your environment so you have clear, easy escape routes. Even if that means temporarily moving furniture to one area.

    14. Scrub all bathrooms so you are starting with a clean odor free environment. Store water filled trash cans next to each toilet for flushing.

    15. Place everything you own that is important and necessary in a backpack or small file box that is easy to grab. Include your wallet with ID, phone, hand sanitizer, snacks, etc. Get plastic sleeves for important documents.

    16. Make sure you have cash on hand.

    17. Stock up on pet food and fill up bowls of water for pets.

    18. Refill any medications. Most insurance companies allow for 2 emergency refills per year.

    19. Fill your propane tanks. You can heat soup cans, boil water, make coffee, and other stuff besides just grilling meat. Get an extra, if possible.

    20. Drop your A/C in advance and lower temperatures in your fridges.

    21. Gather all candles, flashlights, lighters, matches, batteries, and other items and keep them accessible.

    22. Clean all counters in advance. Start with a clean surface. Buy Clorox Wipes for cleaning when there is no power. Mop your floors and vacuum. If power is out for 10 days, you’ll have to live in the mess you started with.

    23. Pick your emergency safe place such as a closet under the stairs. Store the items you’ll need in that location for the brunt of the storm. Make a hand fan for when the power is out.

    24. Shower just before the storm is scheduled to hit.

    25. Keep baby wipes next to each toilet. Don’t flush them. It’s not the time to risk clogging your toilet!

    26. Run your dishwasher, don’t risk having dirty smelly dishes and you need every container for water! Remember you’ll need clean water for brushing your teeth, washing yourself, and cleaning your hands.

    27. Put a small suitcase in your car in case you decide to evacuate. Also put at least one jug of water in your car. It will still be there if you don’t evacuate! You don’t need to store all water in the house. Remember to pack for pets as well.

    28. Check on all family members, set up emergency back up plans, and check on elderly neighbors.

    29. Remember, pets are family too. Take them with you!

    30. Before the storm, unplug all electronics. There will be power surges during and after the storm.

    31. Gas up your car and have a spare gas container for your generator or your car when you run out.

    32. Get LED Lanterns… They last a LONG TIME and are super bright 

    If you can, take a video of your house and contents….walk room to room–open cabinets/drawers and closets. This will help if you need to make a claim later. It will show proof of items and help you list all the items (help your memory, so you don’t forget anything)…I highly recommend!!!

    I also heard you should freeze a cup of water, place a coin on top after it is frozen…keep this in your freezer to help you gauge the temperature if the power goes out. If the coin stays on top, the food is staying frozen. If the coin falls into the water, the freezer thawed out and most food will likely need to be thrown away. This is super helpful is you have to leave and come back, as it may appear everything is still frozen, but if the coin is in the cup–you will know!!

    Finally, anything that you want to try and preserve, but you can’t take with you—place it in a plastic bin and put in your dishwasher, lock the door—this should make it water tight in case of any water intrusion into your home. But of course, take all the important/irreplaceable items you can!!

    Stay Safe everyone!

    Cat Country wins 5th ACM Station of the Year Award

    Posted on: April 25th, 2023 by brent




    NASHVILLE, TN (April 25, 2023) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today the winners of the ACM Radio Awards for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards™, taking place Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX. The announcement was posted on the Academy’s official social media pages with the help of numerous artists, including ACM Award nominees Lainey Wilson and Priscilla Block. The two-hour show will stream live without commercial interruption exclusively on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories worldwide for the second year in a row. Last year, the 57th ACM Awards made history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively.

    WYCT-FM in Pensacola, FL both takes home their 5th total ACM Awards for Small Market Radio Station of the Year.

    “The Academy congratulates all of our ACM Awards radio winners for championing the artists that make up the soundtrack of Country fans’ lives,” said Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside. “Country radio has always been and continues to be one of the most important ways for today’s favorite artists to connect with fans, and for fans to find up-and-coming acts to fall in love with. We can’t wait to celebrate these stellar Country radio personalities and stations in Frisco leading up to the ACM Awards on Prime Video on May 11.”

    Below is a complete list of the Radio Award winners for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards:


    • NATIONAL DAILY – Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen | The Big D and Bubba Show
    • NATIONAL WEEKLY Elaina Smith | With Elaina
    • MAJOR MARKET – George, Mo and Erik | The Morning Bullpen with George, Mo, and Erik – KILT – Houston, TX
    • LARGE MARKET – Big Dave, Stattman & Ashley | The Big Dave Show – WUBE – Cincinnati, OH
    • MEDIUM MARKET – Julie Kansy and Dale Sellers | Julie and DJ in the Morning – WPCV – Lakeland, FL
    • SMALL MARKET – Steve Waters and Tiffany Kay | Steve & Tiffany in the Morning – WFLS – Fredericksburg, VA


    • MAJOR MARKET – KKBQ – Houston, Texas
    • LARGE MARKET – WSIX – Nashville, Tennessee
    • MEDIUM MARKET – WIVK – Knoxville, Tennessee
    • SMALL MARKET – WYCT – Pensacola, Florida


    The 58th ACM Awards®, dubbed “country music’s party of the year,” will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming days. For more information, visit You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.


    The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by country music icons Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, will stream live on Prime Video and without commercial interruption in 240 countries and territories worldwide, on Thursday, May 11, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST/5:00 p.m. PST from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase on SeatGeek.


    A full database of previous Academy of Country Music Awards nominations and winners can be found on the Academy of Country Music website in the “Winners Search” section found here.


    The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions, with Raj Kapoor, Barry Adelman and Fonda Anita serving as executive producers of the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. Patrick Menton is co-executive producer. For more information, log or


    About the Academy of Country Music

    Founded in Southern California in 1964 as a regional trade organization, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) has grown in the almost-60 years since into a leading association for the country music industry. Now headquartered in Nashville, TN and boasting record-high membership of nearly 5,000 nationwide, the Academy serves as a powerhouse advocate for country fans, artists, and all facets of the business, as well as a supporter of philanthropic work through charitable partner ACM LIFTING LIVES, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music and providing aid in times of need, with a focus on health initiatives. 2023 looks to be another monumental year for the Academy, with the ACM Awards returning to Texas on May 11 and streaming live for a global audience on Prime Video, still the only major awards show to livestream. The Academy also remains relentlessly committed to creating a more inclusive environment for underrepresented groups in country music, from the boardroom to the stage, and over the last year has launched both ACM LEVel Up, a two-year professional development and enrichment curriculum for rising leaders, and OnRamp, a guaranteed income program for Black members of the Nashville music community, in partnership with the Black Music Action Coalition. For more information, log onto or


    For more information on the 58th ACM Awards, like the Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow the Academy on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, all at @ACMawards, and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for all the latest news and updates in your email inbox.